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Electronic paper

Paper-thin flexible screens, or 'electronic paper', that you can download documents onto and write on are still at the prototype stage. There are a lot of ideas for ways to make electronic paper; one suggestion is 'electronic ink'.

Electronic ink consists of tiny black-and-white balls that float up and down in liquid when electrically charged, to form an image.



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A prototype screen showing how thin electronic ink can be.
A prototype screen showing how thin electronic ink can be.
Image: E Ink Corporation
    Image: Veeco Instruments Inc.
 

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